To mark World Poetry Day tomorrow, more than 1,100 cafes, bars, restaurants and hotel bars in 23 countries including the UK will be asking customers to pay for their steaming cups of coffee with pieces of poetry.
Julius Meinl, a coffee-roasting company, who has organized the promotion, says, “Let’s show the world feelings are more valuable than money”, and “We believe that poetry can make a better world”.
To find out participating locations, head to Julius Meinl’s Facebook event page.
LendMeYourLiteracy is asking budding writers to create their own books with no pictures for a chance to win a personalised video message from the author of The Book With No Pictures himself B. J. Novak as well as a bundle of cool books.
The book should be written in the same style as Novak’s comical title. His rule is that whoever reads the book aloud must say every single word written down no matter how ridiculous like “I am a monkey who taught myself to read” and “my head is made of blueberry pizza”.
Full details of the competition, including materials for inspiration and how to enter, can be found on the LendMeYourLiteracy website.
The deadline is midnight on 23 March, and the winner will be revealed on the 31 March.
Peter Rabbit is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books with a new special edition of his own tale.
The recently released book features the iconic triband Penguin cover in gorgeous Peter Rabbit blue.
Peter Rabbit enjoys experimenting with different cover design styles from a Shakespeare edition to the Royal edition inspired by the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child Prince George of Cambridge.
The special Penguin anniversary was also marked with the launch of 80 Penguin Little Black Classics including works by Kate Chopin, Oscar Wilde and Brothers Grimm.